How does the introduction of gated content improve a MMO that was supposed to be about freedom, playing how we want to play, playing with friends etc?
It doesn't one bit. Gated content along with the gear treadmill this update has brought you guys makes this game a sham and even more of a chore than it already was.
I used to love this game but this update has torn off my rose colored glasses. Now I see GW2 for what it has always been. A buggy, grindy, mess with mostly static combat instead of the actiony combat we were led to believe was in game. No real
character progression since all of your skills and traits are essentially chosen for you and even then if you want to try something different you need to pay for the pleasure of that extravagantly needless luxury. No real
endgame as there was only one level 80 zone and it is now too late to add more and even then, their idea of endgame has shifted to crappy, 10 year old traditional, gated grind fest endgame. Now the level 80 zone worth going to will be pretty damn empty as everyone has played it to frigging death. I think it is too late for Anet because what they really should have fixed was the current game and the current profession balance but all they give us is more buggy content and two things that most of this community NEVER WANTED TO SEE AGAIN.
This game had a lot of promise but they broke all of that. Too bad.